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Academic Staff

The core courses of the M.A. Transcultural Studies are taught by the Cluster’s seven professors and their academic staff. In addition, post-doctoral researchers are the Cluster and at partner institutes are also involved in our teaching.

To learn who of our academic staff can serve as supervisor for your master's thesis please inform yourselves here. To learn about who can help you find the right supervisor and support you in your study planning over-all, read here about your focus advisors.

Professorships

Buddhist Studies
Prof. Dr Birgit Kellner (former!)
Dr. Markus Viehbeck

Cultural Economic History
Prof. Dr. Harald Fuess
Steven Ivings

Global Art History
Prof. Dr. Monica Juneja
Dr. des. Franziska Koch

Intellectual History
Prof. Dr. Joachim Kurtz
Dr. Martin Hofmann

Visual and Media Anthropology
Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius holds the chair for VMA. With a particular interest in transculturality, visuality and media, her ongoing research and teaching focuses on urbanisation, migration, contemporary art and cultures of ageing in South Asia.
Cathrine Bublatzky, assistant to the chair, works on contemporary art and museum/exhibiting cultures, as well as a on a wide range of visual practices such as photography or social media. Her main regions of expertise are South Asia and Europe.

Start-Up Professor (Humanities)
Prof. Dr. Daniel König

Start-Up Professor (Social Sciences)
Prof. Dr. Christian Förster teaches Civil, Economic and Comparative Law. He examines the flow from Western law – with Germany being the major point of origin – to East Asian legal systems (Japan, South Korea and China) as well as inner-Asian commonalities and differences in their reception and transformation of foreign legal thought.

Programme Coordination & Administration

Marian Gallenkamp and Takuma Melber are responsible for the programme’s general coordination, administration and applications management.

Takuma Melber is in charge of the teaching coordination and planning of the MA TS and the main contact person for the programme's academic staff.

Marian Gallenkamp provides general academic guidance for current and aspiring students (applicants) of the programme and is in charge of the MA TS examination office. You can find general information on exam procedures and on how to obtain official documents, e.g. a transcript of records, under administration and in our download section. Please make sure to first read this information carefully before you contact Mr. Gallenkamp.

All questions and/or requests to the programme coordination must be send from your student email accounts so we can be certain of your identity.

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Consultation

Schein Hours

Wed: 12.00 AM to 2.00 PM
Room 223

Consultation Hours

Thu: 2.00 to 4.00 PM
Room 223

For a consultation please reserve an available time slot by e-mail to mats-office@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de

Please note that emailing in advance is mandatory for all students including potential students if they would like to have an appointment.

Contact

Marian Gallenkamp &
Takuma Melber
Karl Jaspers Centre
Voßstr. 2, Building 4400
69115 Heidelberg
Tel: +49 - (0)6221 / 54 4362
Fax: +49 - (0)6221 / 54 4012
mats-office@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de